# How much would a 43" flathead weigh?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by BenNewt, Sep 13, 2009.

1. ### BenNewtNew Member

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I caught one this evening...didn't get a girth measurement. It was thick but probably pretty average girth. Any thoughts on how much a fish like this would weigh? 40 lbs...50 lbs...?

2. ### Mr. FosterNew Member

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Congrats, but you gotta have the girth.

3. ### shrewboyNew Member

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I caught one the other night and I was thinking the same thing. My fish was 43 " long and 28+ girth. Everyone seems to think 40 plus. So I decided to call it a even 40. Here is the link to the discussion of my fish.
If you measure the girth and length, calculate the girth x girth x length divided by 800 this equals the weight.
Either way both are nice fish. Congrats to you.

4. ### JoeDaCatKingNew Member

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the chart I have jumps from 40 to 50lbs between 40 and 45inches so i would guess 46:wink:lbs

5. ### FlamekeeperNew Member

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I agree Joe, It looks close to 46-48lbs:wink:

Congrats to Both of you on the nice fish and welcome to the BOC..

6. ### BenNewtNew Member

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Thanks guys! I'll just call it a 40. I'll catch a bigger one when I bring my scale!

7. ### FlamekeeperNew Member

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Thats the attitude to have Bro:smile2::smile2:Go get him.

8. ### lendogNew Member

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thats a tough call, i've had a 28#'er go 42 inchs and even a 25# just as long, strange thing the 28#'er was longer than the 35#'er, hard to guesstamate without the girth, or a scale

9. ### BlackyNew Member

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A 43 inch flathead would weigh between 30 and 35lbs.

10. ### USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNTNew Member

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I got a 42" a couple weeks ago,it was pretty chunky,he went 34.8 lbs.:wink:

11. ### rcbbracingNew Member

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If it measured 43" then i would have to guess 40+ pretty easy...

12. ### delawareriverMember

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i had a 39" weigh 30#, i would say a healthy 43" would definitly be around 40#

13. ### catfishhunter09New Member

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it definately looks like it has the girth so i would say at least 60lbs.